Specialized Seniors Resources
The Braille Institute has been helping people
with vision loss for more than 75 years.
All programs are free of charge.
Sight loss affects every facet of a senior's life and little things can
become big obstacles. Braille Institute can help break down those barriers
and help you regain independence. With the support of Braille Institute,
seniors can continue to live a full and independent life.
A conservatorship is a
court proceeding to appoint a manager for the financial affairs or
the personal care of a person who is either physically or mentally
unable to handle either or both.
This includes assessing what level of care an individual might need by
and physical condition,
to perform daily activities of living,
and need for socialization.
The Public Guardian and most private
conservatorship agencies strive to find a situation that maximizes a
client's independence and autonomy, including helping an individual remain
For more information, please go to our Conservatorship
DPSS Adult Services
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Personal Care Services Program (PCSP)
The Residual IHSS Program provides
assistance to those eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals who are
unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance.
IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care. Eligibility and services
may be limited by the availability of funds.
The PCSP provides personal care services
as an optional Medi-Cal benefit.
For more information, please go to our DPSS Page.
faith-based programs provide valuable assistance with erection pills to frail seniors,
people with disabilities and ED problems and their families.
Gay & Lesbian Center
The Gay and Lesbian Center Senior Services
offer social events, meetings, classes, support and counseling.
For more information, please see: The
Gay and Lesbian Center Village at Ed Gould Plaza.
Health & Mental Health
Specialized Services for Seniors
This Web site has no commercial ties and features organizations who
are willing to work cooperatively with other agencies to solve problems or
create resources for the benefit of seniors in our community.
The agencies featured in our Health and Mental
Health Page are members of the Los Angeles Multidisciplinary Team
for Consultation on Elders at Risk.
Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program HVCP
Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program provides bed-side
pastoral visits to long-term care nursing home residents in the
Greater Hollywood community.
Promotion of any particular expression of
faith is not a component of this service and the Chaplain does not
interfere by word or deed with prescribed medical treatment nor therapy.
Visits are private and all information is confidential.
The Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program was
developed in response to concern for persons confined in nursing homes for
long-term care. Most elderly and disabled in these facilities never
receive visitors. Without family or friends many residents are emotionally,
socially and spiritually isolated.
For more information, please see our HVCP Page.
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If you are elderly, disabled or homebound with fixed or limited
income, you may qualify for FREE home safety and security services from
the Home Secure Project.
Bet Tzedek Legal Servicesprovides free legal representation to those who cannot
otherwise afford counsel.
In its 25 year history, Bet Tzedek has helped
more than 90,000 families and individuals who had nowhere else to turn.
Each year, assistance is provided to more than 10,000 people of every
racial and religious background at the Fairfax and West Hollywood offices
and at 30 senior centers throughout Los Angeles County.
Linkages is for people who need help managing
their lives because of an accident, illness or other disability. The goal
of the program is to prevent or delay the premature or inappropriate
institutionalization of at risk, frail elderly and functionally impaired
adults 18 years of age and older.
Linkages is designed to be a "gap filler" by serving
individuals who are not eligible for other services. the program provides
case management as well as information and assistance regarding
appropriate community resources.
Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center
LACRC is part of a statewide system of regional resource centers
created by California legislation passed in 1984 and designed to assist
families and caregivers of adults with brain impairment.
Brain impairment can strike anyone regardless of age, sex, ethnicity,
or economic status. Millions of adults have become victims of permanent
brain impairments caused by injury or disease. Most of these individuals
are cared for at home by a spouse, relative or friend.
The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center assists those who care for
adults who are permanently brain impaired after age 18. All who reside in
Los Angeles County are eligible for some or all of the services.
Multipurpose Senior Centers (MSC)
The Multipurpose Senior
Centers (MSC) are the primary source of
assistance for Seniors and their families. The MSCs are selected and funded by the City or the
County Department of Aging. These community-based agencies have the resources and
expertise to assess the needs of seniors. The
MSCs offer comprehensive services.
The MSCs can also give you
referrals to other specialized agencies in their community.
MSCs are available to assist you in
Los Angeles County.
The Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP)
sites provide social and health case management
for frail elderly clients who are certifiable for placement in a nursing
facility but who wish to remain in the community. The goal of the program
is to arrange for and monitor the use of community services to
prevent or delay premature institutional placement of these
frail clients. The services must be provided at a cost lower than that for
nursing facility care.
MSSP is funded by the State of California Department of Aging and the
Federal Government. Under a federal Medicaid Home and Community-Based,
Long Term Care Services Waiver, the MSSP provides comprehensive case
management to assist frail elderly persons to remain at home.
The Long Term Care OMBUDSMAN Program is a free
and confidential service that maintains and improves the quality of life
for residents in long-term care facilities.
An OMBUDSMAN is an individual who is trained and State-certified to
objectively investigate and resolve problems of residents in long-term